How to Alter a Paper Mache Animal

Altered paper mache art home decor.

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How to Alter a Paper Mache Animal
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Use matt gel to randomly apply pieces of torn vintage dictionary page.

Use matt gel to randomly apply pieces of torn vintage dictionary page.

2
Leave space so that kraft shows through.

Leave space so that kraft shows through.

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3
Apply a generous layer of clear gesso.

Apply a generous layer of clear gesso.

4
Once completely dry prepare a spray area.  :)

Once completely dry prepare a spray area. :)

5
Spray completely with Art Anthology Colorations, this is Salted Carmel.

Spray completely with Art Anthology Colorations, this is Salted Carmel.

6
When the color was dry I stamped randomly with a Viva Las VegaStamps! image called writing circles.

When the color was dry I stamped randomly with a Viva Las VegaStamps! image called writing circles.

7
Paint all the circles with Art Anthology Sorbet-Chocolate.  I also painted the horns this color.

Paint all the circles with Art Anthology Sorbet-Chocolate. I also painted the horns this color.

8
I set the giraffe aside and cut layered wings out of chipboard, added more torn paper to the bottom layers of the wings and then adhered them.

I set the giraffe aside and cut layered wings out of chipboard, added more torn paper to the bottom layers of the wings and then adhered them.

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Paint the wings with Art Anthology Metal Effects in gold, front and back.

Paint the wings with Art Anthology Metal Effects in gold, front and back.

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Spray the top of the wings with Art Anthology Colorations-Sand Castle.

Spray the top of the wings with Art Anthology Colorations-Sand Castle.

11
Spray a bit of water on the Colortions.

Spray a bit of water on the Colortions.

12
Tilt the wing so the color runs down.

Tilt the wing so the color runs down.

13
Hot glue wings to giraffe.

Hot glue wings to giraffe.

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